Our latest theme on SoberFamilies.com has been How To Motivate Without Nagging, Threatening or Blaming.

In these review posts we like to remind our reads of our goal in creating this information – to share with you the best, most useful options you have to help your loved one get clean and sober.

Here’s a review of information we’ve found helpful…

First, we wrote a 3 part series to covered the topic in great detail…

  1. Motivate Your Loved One Without Nagging, Threatening or Blaming: Take Your Life Back
  2. Motivate Your Loved One Without Nagging, Threatening or Blaming: Changing Your Behavior
  3. Motivate Your Loved One Without Nagging, Threatening or Blaming: Stepping Away

Next, we heard from a reader who’s husband is addicted to both alcohol and marijuana.  This reader wanted to understand how drinking and ‘getting stoned’ can possibly be a disease. And past that, she asked if it truly is a disease, is there hope for a cure?  Our resident psychologist and expert in addictions addressed her questions – Dear Dr. T – Is My Husband’s Addiction a Disease?

Onto our podcast – we had two episodes on this topic.  In both of them we interviewed Dr. Christeine Terry about addiction…

In podcast episode #02 we discussed how to better understand addiction – what it is, how to identify it, and how family members can respond.

In podcast episode #03 we talked about how addiction affect families, marriages and relationships.  We also addressed ideas on how to get support for yourself and your family & how family members can learn skills for how to respond to addiction effectively.

 

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